Sunday, November 16, 2008

Some people haven't quite grasped this climate change thingie

Some one directed my attention to this article

Just, wow.

I can't believe any company could be quite so, well, so not understanding of the point.
And to be supported by the transportation board.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Green Theatre Initiative

A little bit of good news from the world of Theatre.

The Mayor of London's office has announced a 'Green Theatre Initiative' to help London's theatres drop 60% of carbon emissions by 2025.

More details including the press release, more info and a carbon calculator can be found at the Theatres Trust webpage.

Green Theatre Initiative

As a side note, I'm refusing to give Boris Johnson any credit for this one. I'm guessing that all he's done is add his signature to an existing plan. It's a little too sensible for the Buffoon to have had a part in

Monday, July 23, 2007

Arcola Energy

Nope, not a sci-fi pipe dream but one very firmly based in real life.

The Arcola Theatre in Dalston, London have recently announced their intention to become a carbon-neutral theatre - one I back them 100% percent (no waste with that figure!)

Have a look at to get more details - the links to the articles in the Guardian are particularly worth checking out also, especially to those of us in the world of theatre.

Expect this one to reappear in my posting in the future

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Live Messenger adds charity to it's feature list

Now, this is an odd one

I never thought I'd be supporting Microsoft in something that was environmentally positive (must be the power of the green shares and stocks at the moment ...)

Anyway, for users of Live Messenger 8.1 and above, Microsoft will now make donations to a (mainly US) clause of your choice just for adding a code to your name.

I'm hoping that there's no catch to this one

have a look for yourselves:

Friday, May 25, 2007


Everything about this little company seems to be a good thing - natural water bottled in the UK by a UK company in compostable, 100% recycled bottles and the profits go to Water Aid and other water based projects.

What's not to like?

CHeck for yourselves at

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Pace of Progress Part 2

5 months since the last update and what has my workspace managed to do?

Well the Water coolers have finally been connected to the mains supply - which means that we are now filtering our own spring water for drinking. Bins have arrived next to the new coolers that for just for plastic cups, which is also good.
I'm a little worried about the collection for these cups though - the pile of lightbulbs containing tungsten, mercury and other metals is growing ever greater and no battery collection has yet been arranged (other than the odd Freecycle pickup ;))

Thinking I might have to start pushing again a little - the Environmental committee has met a grand total of ZERO times - hmmm.

We have changed to GLH cars for our transport needs though. All their cars are now hybrid engines.

Things are happening but it does seem like red tape and beureacratic guidelines are not helping an awful lot.

Sigh ...

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Local Works

Local Works is the home site for supporters of the Sustainable Communities Bill.

In essence, it's wanting to promote more control of local communities by those communities, supported by the Government, and promoting sustainability.

More details can be found at the link above but this is one campaign that I'm really rooting for